Pegau Reserve 99 Pp Parker 2003

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Of the 17 hectares producing the red wine, 70% are planted with grenache, 15% with syrah, 10% with mourvèdre and the ...

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This is one of the benchmarks for traditionally-made Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Readers looking for uncompromising Châteauneuf-du-Pape that can age for t... Read more

Deep ruby. Seductive dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by musky garrigue, black olive and dark chocolate. Dense blackberry and bitter ch... Read more

A powerful, concentrated 1999 Châteauneuf du Pape was produced at Chateau Pegau. The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reser... Read more

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External Review
05/22/2011

This is one of the benchmarks for traditionally-made Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Readers looking for uncompromising Châteauneuf-du-Pape that can age for two decades need look no further than Pegau. Their primary vineyard plots are well-placed lieux-dits called Montpertuis, Rayas and La Crau, the latter being the parcel from which the bulk of Pegau's wine emerges. The 2000 Cuvée Reservée may be one of the few 2000s that is better than its 1998 counterpart. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of crème de cassis, kirsch liqueur, cedar, licorice and pepper. It smells like an open-air Provençal market. Sweet, fat, opulent and voluptuous, with fabulous fruit concentration, sweet tannin, and a long 45+ second finish, this powerful, deep, seamless 2000 is impeccably well-balanced. A tour de force in traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape, it is accessible now, but should age easily for 15-20 years.


External Review
05/22/2011

Deep ruby. Seductive dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by musky garrigue, black olive and dark chocolate. Dense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors stain the palate and develop a licorice character with air. Tightens up on the long, chewy finish, which is dominated by tangy red berry fruit. This hugely concentrated wine deftly combines liveliness and power.


External Review
05/22/2011

A powerful, concentrated 1999 Châteauneuf du Pape was produced at Chateau Pegau. The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservee boasts a powerful bouquet of pepper, garrigue, black fruits, and earth. Full-bodied and expansive, with sweet tannin giving it a more open-knit, accessible style than most young vintages of Pegau, this is a wine to drink while waiting for the 1998 and 1995 to become fully mature. Like all of this estate's red wines, it was bottled with neither fining nor filtration.


External Review
05/22/2011

A real powerhouse, with muscular layers of fig and black currant compote, backed by braised beef, chestnut, tobacco and tar flavors. The long, mesquite-filled finish lets additional bittersweet cocoa and dark fruit notes linger, with lots of garrigue. Best from 2008 through 2025.


External Review
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Spicy red fruits on the nose, complicated by tapenade, lavender and espresso. Very fresh and sweet, with energetic red and dark fruit flavors, suggestions of garrigue and supple tannins. Finishes deep and sappy, with a lingering cherry pit note clinging tenaciously.


External Review
05/22/2011

Ripe and very packed, delivering fig, macerated currant, bittersweet cocoa, roasted chestnut and tar notes. The long finish flows nicely, with lots of buried garrigue and incense hints carried by fresh acidity. Drink now through 2027.


External Review
05/22/2011

A candidate for "wine of the vintage" is the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée. Pegau did not produce a Cuvée da Capo in 2004, and the Cuvée Reservée has undoubtedly benefited from the inclusion of that stunning lot of wine. A late harvest lasted through the first week of October. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare, resulting in an opaque purple-colored effort revealing classic Provencal characteristics of melted licorice, roasted herbes de Provence, sweet blackberry and cherry fruit, and hints of gamy/animal notes and smoke. Meaty, full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and pure, and in need of 4-5 years of cellaring, it promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, lasting for a minimum of two decades.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Of the 17 hectares producing the red wine, 70% are planted with grenache, 15% with syrah, 10% with mourvèdre and the complement with a mixture of the rest of the 13 grape varieties allowed by the appellation. At harvest time the grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness and then sorted in the vineyards. The bunches are fermented without de-stemming in traditional concrete vats for 2 to 3 weeks. The wine is then matured in an array of large and small oak barrels with very little racking or sulphur. After 2 years the Cuvée Réservée is bottled unfiltered, whilst the barrels selected for the Cuvée Laurence patiently await their time at the back of the cellar for another two years.

Of the 17 hectares producing the red wine, 70% are planted with grenache, 15% with syrah, 10% with mourvèdre and the complement with a mixture of the rest of the 13 grape varieties allowed by the appellation. At harvest time the grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness and then sorted in the vineyards. The bunches are fermented without de-stemming in traditional concrete vats for 2 to 3 weeks. The wine is then matured in an array of large and small oak barrels with very little racking or sulphur. After 2 years the Cuvée Réservée is bottled unfiltered, whilst the barrels selected for the Cuvée Laurence patiently await their time at the back of the cellar for another two years.

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